ProVisors’ Matt Toledo on building the best relationships

As Matt Toledo writes for Forbes, one of the surprising truths in the professional services world is that the more you give and help others, the more you reap the benefits.

“The rule of reciprocity goes into effect, and you start leveraging the power of relationships. The cultivation of long-term, deep relationships with people you can trust when referral opportunities arise can create something meaningful professionally and personally.”

According to Toledo, there are three simple ways you can be generous to those around you, while also reaping the benefits of these relationships for your business.

Read the full article: Relationships: The More You Give The More You Get (Forbes)

April 16th, 2018|Categories: Client News|Tags: , , , , |

“Digital doubles” among the 25 crazy predictions about the next 25 years

Andy Wood, chairman of computer vision and facial animation company Cubic Motion, expects that everyone will have their own online avatar.

“Within the next 25 years, everybody can have an online persona ‘digital double’—it doesn’t need to be creature, age or gender-specific—just like the Ready Player One movie,” he says. “Every walk of life, profession, and social lifestyle will have access to an online digital double.”

Read the full article: 25 Crazy Predictions About the Next 25 Years (Best Life)

April 6th, 2018|Categories: Client News|Tags: , , , , |

IDEMIA’s Brian Martin discusses NIST’s role in driving facial recognition technology improvements

Since 2000, National Institute for Standards and Technology’s Face Recognition Vendor Test  (FRVT) has provided independent evaluations of commercially available and prototype facial recognition technologies to help determine where and how the technology can best be deployed.

These NIST tests are at least partially responsible for the improvement in facial recognition technology over the past couple of decades, according to Brian Martin, a senior director of research and technology at IDEMIA, a provider of trusted identities.

“It makes everyone compete to make a better face recognition technology,” Martin said. “I think that if it were not for the NIST tests, face recognition technology probably would not be at the state where it is today.”

Read the full article: How NIST helps facial recognition make better matches (GCN)

April 6th, 2018|Categories: Client News|Tags: , , , , |

Business Insider spotlights Cubic Motion’s hyper-realistic ‘digital humans’

Cubic Motion, the computer-vision company behind Siren, has been turning human performances into digital models for about a decade now. It recently partnered with the companies behind “Fortnite” and other popular games to perfect real-time image capture.

Cubic Motion is the computer-vision company behind Siren, an animated character, with hyper-realistic details around her eyes, skin and hair, similar to those seen in big budget video games and 3D-animated movies. Siren is remarkable because while making her debut at last week’s Game Developer’s Conference in San Francisco, she was being puppeted by a real actress in real time.

April 5th, 2018|Categories: Client News|Tags: , , , , , , , |